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Poster: xtifr Date: Oct 19, 2004 12:30pm
Forum: etree Subject: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

I don't want to be rude, but there are over 700 different bands here on the archive. Yes, the Dead are probably the most popular, but there are also hundreds of other sites, newsgroups and forums where people discuss the Dead. This is supposed to be a general forum for the Archive, not a what's-your-favorite-dead-song discussion group.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with discussing the bands on the archive here, and that includes the Dead, but we deadheads have to remember that we're sort of the 800-pound gorillas around here. It's easy for us to overwhelm the forum and squeeze out fans of other bands.

And while you're at it, why not check out some of the other great bands here on the archive? You might have grabbed some NRPS or Steve Kimrock or Little Feat, but have you tried Bela Fleck? Or String Cheese Incident? Or moe., who toured with the Dead last year? They've gotta be worth a listen, right? Or the Radiators, Umphrey McGee's, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph or the Mermen? All fine bands that I highly recommend, and most of them I'd never heard of before I came here. You owe it to your ears to give 'em something new to listen to once in a while, right? :)

Ok, I've had my say, now back to whatever it was you were doing.

cheers

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Poster: skajah Date: Oct 20, 2004 3:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Garaj Mahal...New Monsoon...G. Love & Special Sauce...Big WU...Bela Fleck...Tim Reynolds...Hot Buttered Rum String Band...WOW! Thanks to the Archive and the bands that allow this Kind sharing. Listen, Enjoy and SUPPORT THESE BANDS!

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Poster: Techbot Date: Oct 6, 2005 2:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Good post. Am following your list so more would be appreciated.

Will post comments on your list once I've checked em out.


Rob
Techbot
www.emcradio.com

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Poster: skajah Date: Oct 20, 2004 3:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Did I mention Perpetual Groove?...Of A Revolution?...Lazlo Hollyfield?...Jeff Cofin Mu'tet?...Keller Williams?...String Cheese Incident?...Whoa...its too much...

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Poster: hoocherama Date: Oct 20, 2004 5:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

YES! Lazlo Hollyfeld! Signal Path! Lake Trout! Grateful Dead, oops. The New Deal!

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Poster: glenn Date: Oct 20, 2004 7:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

and speaking of moe... anyone heard that October 31 show where the played the entire Dark Side Of the Moon ? Actually, due to the sheer volume of dead material here, it might make sense to have a whole dead subsection/forum... this is a great place to expand your musical horizons... maybe instead of "if you liked that dead show, listen to this dead show", we might try some if you like that dead show/song/set check out This Other Band... I was on tour with the dead once, and at night, in someone's home, I put on a tape. It was a GREAT tape of some 'non-dead' band. after it was playing about 15 seconds, my friend summarily pushed eject, plucked out the tape and unconcernedly flipped it over his shoulder saying "That's not the Grateful Dead". needless to say it's been over 14 years since I have seen him... nobody here like THAT is there?
This post was modified by glenn on 2004-10-20 14:03:54

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Poster: Voodoo Chile Date: Oct 20, 2004 9:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Hank Williams III, Particle, Wayne Hancock, Yonder Mountain String Band, all "discovered" courtesy IA, and Wayne is coming to Chi-town next month--YEEHAW!!!

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Poster: xtifr Date: Oct 20, 2004 10:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Ooh, yeah, Hank Williams III is awesome! He's sooo much better than his dad (though his grampa is, of course, in a whole 'nuther class). The only reason I didn't mention him before is I thought he might be too, er, punk for your average deadhead. Not enough deadheads are open to such a wide variety of musical styles (which is why I'm kind of in the closet about being a deadhead these days, even though I attended hundreds of dead shows in my day).

I wanna say thank you guys for such your positive reaction to my original post. I was really afraid I was going to get yelled at for that, even though I tried to be nice about the whole thing. And I want to thank you all for the many recommendations. I'll definitely check some of these bands out.

And yes, don't forget to support the bands! Just last month, I went, for the first time in my life, to see a band that had I discovered solely because they made their music available for free on the Internet. I've been pretty broke this year, but I decided that I had to scrape the money together to go see the band after all the hours of great shows I'd downloaded. (Radiators 10/19, in case you care.) If you take nothing else away from this thread, take away this reminder: SUPPORT THE BANDS! :)

cheers, y'all

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Poster: TheChunk Date: Oct 20, 2004 4:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Just wanted to add a few favorites of mine available here on the Archive:
STS9, Signal Path, Lucidic, Ekoostik Hookah, Garage A Trois, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Shantee, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Maktub, Eckobase, Andrew Bird, Hamsa Lila, Xavier Rudd, the list goes on and on...
Thanks so much to the bands and fans that make this site happen.
So much music...I might freak out!

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Poster: jloh Date: Oct 19, 2004 9:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

I agree! I was here well before the Dead shows started appearing. While I scoped out a few well-known bands, I discovered a wealth of other bands that i might ever get the chance to see or hear for that matter!

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Poster: dead trail Date: Oct 19, 2004 10:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

We should show the respect and gratitude of visitor's in another's home. Add to the list of great bands to check out while here: Lotus (drippy psychedelia), Fareed Haque Group (improv. Pakistani style covers of Neil Young, CSNY), The Greasy Beats (awesome funk), The Greasy Beans (awesome bluegrass), Calexico, Ancient Harmony and many, many more. One of the joys of the Archive is slapping on the Grado Labs headphones while the little ones are going night-night, and clicking on MP3s to sample the wealth of material available here. This is indeed a gift, and one that should be cherished and enjoyed. Many thanks to all the hard work that went, and still goes, into this operation. Sorry for being so long winded. Expand all horizons.
P>S> That Shakedown from 6/30/85 is da bomb!

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Poster: thoman8r Date: Oct 25, 2004 4:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

This seems like a good time to reiterate my suggestion that there be an option that allows you to filter out all Dead content on the site (a la bt.etree.org).

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Poster: ITapeFreakyNoise Date: Oct 25, 2004 8:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

i agree with having a filter to filter the dead or anything remotely related to it...

/not in the least a dead or jam band fan.

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Poster: homelessjoe Date: Oct 25, 2004 11:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: can we tone down the dead chatter a bit?

Oh Christ, here we go. Don't forget what started this site, jambands. Be grateful (no pun intended).